Man lynched in Rajasthan's Alwar on suspicion of smuggling cows

A group of people severely thrashed Akbar Khan when he, along with another man was taking two cows to their village through a forest area near Lalawandi village in Alwar district on Friday.

Published: 21st July 2018 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2018 05:06 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

JAIPUR: Barely a week after the Supreme Court urged Parliament to enact a law against lynching, a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar district killed a man on Friday night, on suspicion that he was smuggling cows.

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Akbar Khan

At 12:40 am on Saturday, the police heard that two persons were smuggling cows from Rajasthan to Haryana by foot. By the time they reached the spot, near Lalawandi in Ramgarh, one of the men, Akbar Khan (28), had been seriously injured.

He told the police that he and his friend Aslam had bought two cows from Laadpur and were going to their village in Haryana’s Mewat district, according to a release from the office of the Additional DG, Jaipur Range. A group of people suspected they were cow smugglers and beat them up, leaving Akbar with fractured ribs and injuries to his hands. He collapsed while talking to the police and was declared dead at the CHC hospital in Ramgarh.

 

Two persons standing nearby with two cows were interrogated and arrested, the police said, adding that a case has been registered against unidentified people under sections 321/18, 143, 341, 323, 302, and 34 of the IPC .Alwar district was in the news in April last year after another man, Pehlu Khan, was lynched on suspicion of cow smuggling. While the accused were let off lightly, Khan and his family still face cases under the Bovine Act. Last November, the body of one Umar Khan was found in the region. He, too, was allegedly killed by cow vigilantes.

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  • Mariam B

    This was actually done on request from his wife by 'Abaadi Barbaadi Group' - as man had seven children and two wanted more !!
    3 months ago reply
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